The Atlanta Hawks take their 1st place record on the road to the Barclays Center to face the Brooklyn Nets. Trae Young appears to be ready to play for Atlanta. Unfortunately, we cannot say the same for his backcourt running mate Dejounte Murray. Murray sustained an ankle injury in their last outing, and the dynamic guard will miss a few weeks of action. Dejounte Murray played like an NBA All-Star/ His absence is a big deal for the Hawks. As always, we know with the Brooklyn Nets, we are dealing with the Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving show. Will Atlanta keep their winning ways going on the road, or will Brooklyn prevail at home?
Atlanta Hawks vs. Brooklyn Nets Details
Fixture: Atlanta Hawks @ Brooklyn Nets
Date and Time: Friday, December 9, 7:30 PM ET
Venue: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York
Hawks vs. Nets Injury Report
The Hawks could be a M*A*S*H* unit heading into Friday night's encounter with the Brooklyn Nets. Dejounte Murray is the most notable addition to the Hawk's injury report. Murray has been sensational all season for the Hawks. Unfortunately, for Atlanta, Murray injured his ankle and will be out for several weeks.
Hawks big man John Collins is dealing with an ankle injury and is likely out for another week. De'Andre Hunter is nursing a hip injury and is questionable for Friday night's game, as is Trent Forrest, who is dealing with a concussion.
Depthpiece Yuta Watanabe is dealing with a hamstring injury, and the Brooklyn Nets have ruled him out for Friday Night's action.
Atlanta Hawks vs. Brooklyn Nets Betting Odds & Spreads
Atlanta Hawks vs. Brooklyn Nets Starting 5s
Hawks - PG Trae Young, SG Aaron Holiday, SF AJ Griffin, PF Jalen Johnson, C Clint Capela
Nets - PG Kyrie Irving, SG Royce O'Neal, SF Joe Harris, PF Kevin Durant, C Nicolas Claxton
Atlanta Hawks vs. Brooklyn Nets Betting Prediction
The Hawks face off with the Brooklyn Nets in a game carrying plenty of playoff implications for the Eastern Conference. The Brooklyn Nets have found their footing and find themselves in 2nd place in the Atlantic Division. Atlanta has had balance all season and have caused plenty of problems for the opposition. Trae Young is a match-up nightmare for the Nets. Even without Dejounte Murray, the Hawks will make this a dogfight. Take Atlanta to cover on the road.
Prediction: Hawks +6.5 (-110) (O/U 227.5 -110)